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Social Networking for Genealogists

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Using genealogy-related examples, Smith demonstrates how many social networking and Web 2.0 sites and services can be used to share resources and communicate with other genealogists.
Paperback, 136 pages
Published May 28th 2009 by Genealogical Publishing Company (first published March 30th 2009)
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Sherry
Sep 29, 2009 Sherry rated it liked it
Despite having the worst cover art imaginable, this book covered the various aspects of social networking quite well. The author explained well how genealogists can best utilize social networking tools. The chapters covered a wide array of topics about social networking including message boards, blogs, wikis, file sharing, Facebook. Although most of the coverage was quite good, there were a couple of important aspects of social networking for genealogists that the author almost completely overlo ...more
Sally
Dec 14, 2009 Sally rated it liked it
Fairly straight forward description of online venues that can assist in doind family history. It assumes that you know how to access the internet, and say, check your email, but that you don't know much else.

The information on RSS, tags, blogs, photo and video sharing, and podcasts held nothing new for me, but I was surprised that I did not know anything about wikis.

Sure, I thought it was a funny coincidence that the bus at Honolulu International Airport was also called a wiki-wiki, but I didn'
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Monica
May 03, 2011 Monica rated it really liked it
This is a 129 page reference book that covers the different aspects of using the social media available to broaden your genealogical horizons, such as mailing lists, blogs, and social networking sites. It is a simple read with screen prints showing you steps in each chapter, although it doesn't go into too much depth on any one category. At the end of each chapter, it gives suggestions to get you started in the area that chapter covered. It was written in an interesting and easy to understand wa ...more
Kim. E.
Oct 23, 2016 Kim. E. rated it liked it
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When I first began genealogy, I had two choices: either travel to the county to reseach (have to admit I still love going into those dusty story places in the courthouWes),or go to the local libraries if they have a genealogy section. As computers became more important to our lives records were digitized, blogs published, companies such as Ancestry developed, and so on. This book was the first one I read to educate me on all the ways social media Could help. Good start.
Gwnhwyfer
It was a good introduction to various social networking sites specifically (and sometimes not so specifically) for genealogists. If you're an absolute newbie, this is the book for you. If you know what you're doing, skip it.
Brenda
Aug 04, 2011 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Bogs, podcasts, message boards, photo & video sharing, RSS feeds, tags, virtual worlds, wikis, collaborative editing, & genealogy specific social networks! Very informative & quick read!
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